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When I moved from France to Germany and started kissing my new friends two times on the cheeks :/
Oh man, so awkward. The Germans don't like that very much
I come from England and one kiss on the right cheek is customary with and amongst women - I can't imagine many English men liking the kissing thing. Here in Spain it's two kisses, right then left - and I have at least one male friend I kiss like this. I'm told that in France it's the same but reversed: left-right. And when I meet my girlfriend's Swiss friends and relatives it's three kisses, right-left-right.I don't mind it, but that's a lot to keep in mind. :/
That's exactly it! It wouldn't be so bad if only the rules were consistent...
I always forget to stop shaking my head whenever I travel outside of India. That earns me a lot of odd looks!
I love how pleased he looks with himself after that burp.
It's the belching equivalent of "my sincerest compliments to the chef, good sirs!"
This is awsome and so true! I suffered from cultural jetlag when I came back to Brasil from Germany, some years ago. Now that I'm thinking of going back to Germany, I'll certainly suffer from it again
It's all part of the fun of traveling...!
I just discovered your comics and I'm sure glad I did! I can empathise with many of your characters. When I go back to Europe soon after a year in China I'll probably sufffer from that cultural jet lag worse than the previous times I returned home. Wait, what? I can't spit on the floor in the bus?! Just kidding...I will never ever ever spit on the floor/ground anywhere. But getting back in the habit of separating waste and recycling will take some time.
Thanks Anna - glad to have you on board!
Oh yes! I don't make eye contact with men in the ME. But newly arrived in the States, and greeted by a salesman at Trader Joe's? Must yank brain (and eyes) some 4000 miles, and then look up and say "Hi!"
After I came to the US back from Japan, and Taiwan to see family, I had cultural jet lag for burping, slurping, and bowing to people, so many people thought I was supper uncultured when I returned.(|||￣▽￣)